Podcast #296 – Dr. Zeev N. Kain on Lean and Clinical Variation

Joining me for Episode #296 of the podcast is Zeev N. Kain, MD. MBA, FAAP. He is a physician and a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

He has many additional roles and titles, including:

Director, System Redesign & Value Based Care for the UC-Irvine Health Policy Research Institute
Executive Director of the UCI-Yale Center on Stress & Health
President of the American College of Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Kain is “recognized as an international expert in the clinical management of perioperative fear and anxiety, and management of children undergoing invasive medical procedures. His research addresses major dilemmas encountered in the management of affected children.”

He’s also an advocate for Lean and Six Sigma and the connections to reducing “clinical variation” in healthcare. So, that’s what we’re talking about today.